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iinnovate: interview with marissa mayer  (View post)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

Monday, September 3, 2007
7 years ago5,415 views ...

[Typo in title fixed as requested – Tony] [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

ROFL: Witch Marissa Mayer

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

sorry, 'with' of course...

Above 3 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Lakshman Prasad [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Imagine their revenues out of that AdSense Business today!

sergio [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

If that's true Gmail was in developement for a looong time, since AdSense was working for at least 2-3 years before Gmail's public appearance. It's surprising that AdSense was born from context-sensitive ads in the mail instead of context-sensitive ads in websites (or in content that Google already had available, like answers or groups).

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

There's an extra "o" in "iinnovate" in the post.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

AdSense was launched in March 2003. ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Nice article!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

> If that's true Gmail was in developement for a looong
> time, since AdSense was working for at least 2-3 years before
> Gmail's public appearance.

I've heard somewhere that Gmail was tested by Google internally for about one year. But maybe it was more. Also, interestingly enough, in the interview Marissa mentioned that Gmail was a much harder project than AdSense, which was easier to ship, so perhaps AdSense development was quite fast. So something like this could be a potential time frame:

[Hypothetical] October 2002: Google starts building Gmail
[Hypothetical] December 2002: Google starts building AdSense
[Definitely] March 2003: Google launches AdSense
[Definitely] April 2004: Google launches Gmail

I've just pinged some people to get more details perhaps and will post an update in case!

PierreS [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I'm wondering how many project got the axe because of Marissa, and if there were great project axed as Adsense could have been.

Min Liu [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Thanks for listening to us at iinnovate. It was a pleasure to interview her; she's a great storyteller. Gmail + Adsense was my fav part.

Min Liu

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

It's as if her words don't come out fast enough.

Hashim [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #


Bart J [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

Any idea what the open-source semantic analysis library that was used?

ps: A search on codesearch does not give good results. :(

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Update: Please check the new update at the end of the post for a clarification of the internal development timeline.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Orkut big in India? No wonder "Orkut is now available in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu". Every single language of them has about 100 million speakers or more. ...

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

In fact, ads on the gmail also a bridge to the world that related with my target.

I buy some domains from Gmail adsense. And find some valuable ideas from Gmail Adsense.

As I buy hosting, I search hosting on Google, then find adsense on the right. Then buy.

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